We hope you have a box of tissues nearby, because this is pretty much guaranteed to get the waterworks going!!
Despite being diagnosed with down syndrome, Pennsylvania teen Kevin Grow was a welcome member of his high school basketball team as the manager, and in the last two games of the season he was given the chance to suit up and actually play alongside his teammates!
He certainly made the most of his time on the court as he drained four three-pointers in his last game and tallied a total of fourteen points, and the inspirational video quickly went viral!
On Monday, the 18-year-old got a chance to suit up and have a full-on practice alongside his new teammates and coaches! But the excitement wasn't even close to stopping there as the very next night was the real deal as the Sixers took on the Cleveland Cavaliers!
Kevin got his very own spot in the locker room which was STUFFED with 76ers gear, including his very own jersey for the game! Then, he got a chance to make his grand entrance at Wells Fargo Center and participate in the pre-game warmups!!
Kevin's sister Laura said her brother couldn't be more thrilled about the whole experience:
"By far, Kevin's favorite team is the Sixers, and he was so excited just to be able to come down here and see practice. But to be a part of the team, and when we got downstairs to see all the media there, it was even more of a surprise. This whole thing's just taken a mind of its own, and it's just such a neat experience."
We can't even begin to give enough props to the Sixers for this amazing gesture, and we're sure this is an experience Kevin will NEVER forget!
Ch-ch-check out videos from gameday (below)!
[Image via AP Images.]
Selena Gomez Has Given The Reins Of Her Love Life To Bestie Taylor Swift, The Result: A Niall Horan Hookup!
According to reports, Taylor Swift is quite the matchmaker!
Two heartthrobs to pick from all thanks to Taylor??! She is one AH-mazing friend! LOLz!
“Taylor is the one that set Niall and Selena up. Selena has been having such a hard time moving on from Justin, and Taylor hates seeing her sad. She’s been trying to set her up with a bunch of different guys but Niall was the only one so far that Selena got excited about."
Who WOULDN'T be excited to canoodle with the sweetest babe of the most babelicious boy band on the planet??!
If this is true, then we're SO happy Taylor put aside her own differences with some member of the 1D for the sake of Selena's happiness!
Not only is the country princess super talent and gorgeous, but clearly she's also selfless and uber kind to the ones she loves!
But the question remains whether or not Selena has found true love with the baby-faced angel OR will Tay have to set her up with yet another teen idol?!
Who do YOU want to see Selena Gomez romance??!
- Neither are worthy of her love! (21%)
- Austin Mahone for sure! (12%)
- Niall Horan, obviously! (67%)
Total Votes: 2,977
[Image via JBarnes/Twitter.]
James Franco Writes An "Empathetic" Open Letter To Shia LaBeouf, And If You're Already Thinking That's Odd, Wait Till You Read It!
What better person is there to do that than James Franco.
And in the New York Times, no less!
The Spring Breakers actor has written an essay summing up his thoughts on the Nymphomaniac actor, who he refers to as "Mr. LaBeouf," and his recent performance art.
While it does smell of pretentiousness, it actually has a few good points! Guess that college education comes in handy!
"Though the wisdom of some of his actions may seem questionable, as an actor and artist I’m inclined to take an empathetic view of his conduct."
Actors sticking together, how sweet!
This behavior could be a sign of many things, from a nervous breakdown to mere youthful recklessness. For Mr. LaBeouf’s sake I hope it is nothing serious. Indeed I hope — and, yes, I know that this idea has pretentious or just plain ridiculous overtones — that his actions are intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession tries to reclaim his public persona.
Then Marlon Brando comes to play.
"Actors have been lashing out against their profession and its grip on their public images since at least Marlon Brando. Brando’s performances revolutionized American acting precisely because he didn’t seem to be “performing,” in the sense that he wasn’t putting something on as much as he was being.
Off-screen he defied the studio system’s control over his image, allowing his weight to fluctuate, choosing roles that were considered beneath him and turning down the Oscar for best actor in 1973. These were acts of rebellion against an industry that practically forces an actor to identify with his persona while at the same time repeatedly wresting it from him."
And finally, he concludes with a surprising air of sincerity.
He finishes saying:
"Mr. LaBeouf has been acting since he was a child, and often an actor’s need to tear down the public creation that constrains him occurs during the transition from young man to adult. I think Mr. LaBeouf’s project, if it is a project, is a worthy one. I just hope that he is careful not to use up all the good will he has gained as an actor in order to show us that he is an artist."
What do U think of James words?
Is he being genuine or just jumping at the chance to share his opinions?
Now, the gorg part isn't new — but the overall look? Refreshing for a pop princess who so often dabbles in brights and prints. Very Cleopatra-like (keeping in theme, we see).
For the Universal Music after party, the sexy singer donned a lacy Dolce & Gabbana crop top with its matching pencil skirt.
We’re not too huge of a fan of the flared sleeves, but somehow Katy makes it werk!!
Rather than the diamond sparkler, the one she chose was rectangular and black and gold. Obviously, there’s no rule against accessorizing your ring finger, but we can't say we're not disappointed.
P.S. CLICK HERE to see her dynamic performance during the BRIT Awards!!
[Image via Getty Images.]
Bradley Cooper & Emma Thompson Take On Jimmy Fallon & Tim McGraw In A Tonight Show Charades Showdown! Watch HERE!
He brought all his favorite Late Night games, but now he has even crazier star power!
But can they beat Jimmy and Tim McGraw?
This Has To Stop! 22 Year-Old Venezuelan Beauty Queen Fatally Shot In The Head During A Peaceful Student Protest!
Guys, we're about to get super serious for a minute…
There are some terrible and tragic things happening in Venezuela due to their political turmoil. Students and activists have been peacefully protesting their government's social and economic crisis due to the illegitimate & corrupt government.
However, that very same government and their military have turned these peaceful protests deadly.
Which only further proves the point that these protests are NEEDED to bring light to the Venezuelan people's suffering.
This brings us to Genesis Carmona and her vicious and unjust death.
The 22 year-old beauty queen was brutally shot in the head during one of those peaceful protests and succumbed to her injuries in a hospital yesterday.
So, so terrible.
"How long are we going to live like this? How long do we have to tolerate this pressure, with them killing us? She only needed one more semester to graduate."
Her death marks the fifth reported fatality due to the protests.
Not only is the Military & government killing their students AND people, but they've blocked all the airwaves, including television and radio, and they have now blocked the country's access to Twitter, so that news of the turmoil can't even get out.
Plus, a group of journalists from CNN were robbed at gunpoint and had all of their cameras and equipment taken away from them.
These events and SO many more are truly, truly heartbreaking and proves that the light NEEDS to be shown on this terrible situation.
Venezuela, we'll be praying for you and hoping peace comes soon.
[Image via Twitter.]